Tickets: From £8
Coventry Cathedral Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5AB
Sat 7 May 2022 @ 19.00
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Coventry Presents: British Police Symphony Orchestra (BPSO)

Sat 7 May 2022 @ 19.00
Coventry Cathedral
Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5AB
Duration: 2 hours (including 15-minute interval)
From £8

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On Saturday 7th May the British Police Symphony Orchestra will be performing a special and bespoke concert at Coventry Cathedral. Uniting the police service and the magic of music to engage, excite and enlighten communities in the UK and beyond, the BPSO is unique. All members are either serving or retired police officers, police staff, or other members of the wider police family. The orchestra will be performing a repertoire selected just for Coventry – on the theme of peace, hope and reconciliation and reflective of the communities and cultures that make up the city.


In line with the Trust’s ethos of ‘art for everyone’, Coventry Presents: British Police Symphony Orchestra is intended to be accessible to a ‘non-traditional’ classical audience, who might not ordinarily consider attending a performance by a symphony orchestra. We hope that this one contains something for them or that represents them. Expect variety, creativity and excitement, along with some not to be missed surprises.

Different community groups have been asked to choose melodies and music for the BPSO to perform that they feel are representative of their culture; for instance, Irish, Caribbean, South Asian, Middle Eastern and more. This will be a beautiful tour and insight into different types and styles of music from around the globe celebrating the diversity that makes Coventry so special. We will also have community involvement in the form of musicians, dancers and performers.

The concert will offer low cost tickets and some groups will be directly invited to the evening free of charge.

Preceding the evening symphony concert will be a matinee showcase of workshop based ‘outreach’ work conducted with school groups ahead of 7th May.


Saint-Saens Bacchanale (Samson & Dalila Act 3)

Suad Bushnak The Borrowed Dress- Accordion- Martha- Ann Brookes

Kodaly Intermezzo (Hary Janos)- Cimbalom- Chris Bradley

Jon Williams Bob Marley Symphony (Mov 1)


Rick Wakeman – Dance of 1000 Lights – Pianist Benjamin Frith

John Williams – Star Wars Main Titles

Myroslav Skoryk –  Ukrainian Melody

Ronan Hardiman (arr. Larry Moore) Lord of the Dance- Musicians and Dancers from Comhaltas

Dvorak New World Symphony (Mvt 2)

Bollywood – G.P. Nayyar (arr. Alwyn Green) An Evening in Paris- Vocalist and Dancers

Jerry Dammers (arr. Harvey Brough) Ghost Town

Saint-Saens Symphony No3 (Organ) Finale- Pianists Benjamin Frith/Heidi Rolfe Organist- Adrian Lucas

Access information

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